Matthias Kranke

Matthias Kranke
Universität Kassel · Globalisation and politics

PhD

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Introduction
I am a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Kassel, Germany. My research broadly focuses on the politics of expertise in global economic governance. I am particularly interested in the role of international organisations (IOs) in processes of global governing, questions of post-growth/degrowth and global benchmarking (indicators).
Additional affiliations
September 2019 - present
Universität Kassel
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2018 - September 2019
The University of Warwick
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2013 - February 2018
The University of Warwick
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
February 2008 - February 2009
Macquarie University
Field of study
  • International Relations
August 2004 - June 2005
Lund University
Field of study
  • Social science, major: political science
October 2002 - January 2008
Universität Trier
Field of study
  • Political science, economics and modern history

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Publications (23)
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The global financial crisis has transformed the relationship between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union (EU). Until the crisis, the IMF had not lent to EU member states in decades, but now the two organisations closely coordinate their lending policies. In the Latvian and Romanian programmes, the IMF and the EU advocated d...
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Statistical analysis has become increasingly integral to contemporary sports. Most existing studies, regardless of whether they endorse or criticise the growing influence of statistical analysis in professional sports, attribute agential capacities exclusively to humans. In this conceptual article, we challenge both what we call ‘instrumentalist’ a...
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Most university courses on transnationalization encourage students to learn about the facets of the phenomenon only from selected readings. This article suggests using participant observation of public events as a complementary didactic means to reduce students' experiential distance from transnational politics. In a master-level course at the Frei...
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Sovereign debt projections permeate international economic affairs. While concerns about debt sustainability motivate much policy analysis and commentary, this article unpacks the anticipatory practices through which (un)sustainable future debt is turned into a governance object in the first place. To this end, I examine the joint Debt Sustainabili...
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This special issue introduction develops the concept of anticipatory global governance by focusing on the practices through which international organisations (IOs) imagine and establish “present futures” across diverse transnational issue areas. Rather than following a conventional chronological stance, the contributors adopt a constructivist persp...
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This article develops the concept of “interorganizational pathologies” as an extension of Michael N. Barnett and Martha Finnemore's work on bureaucratic pathologies. Adopting an open system perspective, I argue that dysfunctional interactions may arise between international organizations (IOs) even when their cooperation is fairly institutionalized...
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This viewpoint identifies two widely neglected parallels between scholarship on international organisations (IOs) and sustainability transitions research. We contend that IO scholarship can push sustainability transitions research along these two parallels by elaborating on IOs as global sustainability actors. Specifically, IO research offers not o...
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Scholars of global governance tend to agree that international organizations (IOs) enjoy expert authority because they provide applicable specialist knowledge for policymaking. This view implies that IOs’ expert status rests more on the contents than the presentation of their knowledge. Integrating the sociological concept of ‘boundary work’ into a...
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This article adopts a diachronic view to compare patterns of institutional evolution of cooperation between the International Monetary Fund (IMF or Fund) and the World Bank (or Bank) before and after the global financial crisis. While the rules for Fund‐Bank cooperation had typically been tightened in response to crisis episodes, on balance they we...
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This article explores how systemic risk has been governed at the international level after the financial crisis. While macroprudential ideas have been widely embraced, the policy instruments used to implement them have typically revolved more narrowly around the monitoring of risk posed by discrete ‘systemically important’ entities. This operationa...
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The production of transnational knowledge that is widely recognized as legitimate is a major source of influence for international organizations (IOs). To reinforce their expert status, IOs increasingly produce global benchmarks that measure national performance across a range of issue areas. This article illustrates how IO benchmarking is a signif...
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The latest global financial crisis has allowed the International Monetary Fund (IMF) a spectacular comeback. But despite its notorious reputation as a staunch advocate of restrictive economic policies, the Fund has displayed less preference for austerity in recent crisis lending. Though widely welcomed as overdue, the IMF’s shift away from what Joh...
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As early as in 1991, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspek-tionen, FI) was established as an integrated financial supervisor. Although the estab-lishment of FI preceded that of the British Financial Services Authority (FSA) by about half a decade, the latter has figured much more prominently in academic de-bates. This paper is t...
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The Asian financial crisis in 1997-1998 constituted a major economic shock to the countries in the region. This article seeks to analyze financial market regulation in South Korea ('Korea') and Malaysia after the crisis using the 'most similar systems design' (MSSD) for comparison. Based upon the theoretical pieces 'second image reversed' and 'stat...
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The latest global financial crisis has allowed the International Monetary Fund (IMF) a spectacular comeback. But despite its notorious reputation as a staunch advocate of restrictive economic policies, the Fund has displayed less preference for austerity in recent crisis lending. Though widely welcomed as overdue, the IMF’s shift away from what Jo...

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Project
Compile a database of global benchmarks (currently more than 250 entries) & critically analyse the governance effects of benchmarks Available at: <http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/research/researchcentres/csgr/benchmarking> Latest publication: André Broome, Alexandra Homolar, and Matthias Kranke (2018) ‘Bad Science: International Organizations and the Indirect Power of Global Benchmarking’. European Journal of International Relations 24, forthcoming. Available at: <http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/research/researchcentres/csgr/benchmarking/bad-science.pdf> (also uploaded to ResearchGate)
Archived project
Understand how IOs use reform of collaborative practice to signal their speciality ("policy niche") to key stakeholders even when the actual institutional changes remain limited.